Anything covered in chocolate has an automatic boost in appeal and luxury and strawberries are no exception. Chocolate covered strawberries can be expensive when ordered from the store, but when made at home, an entire box of them costs less than $5! Make these for your next date night, movie night, special occasion, or just for fun!

A few tips to ensure beautiful and mess-free chocolate covered strawberries every time:

  • wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly to ensure the chocolate will stick to the strawberry
  • reheat the chocolate when it starts to thicken so that you get a smooth, thin layer of chocolate on each strawberry
  • place the chocolate covered strawberries onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet so that they don’t stick

Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 container of strawberries
  • 2 bars of No Name dark chocolate
  • Handful of raw almonds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the strawberries and set aside. This is an imperative step because the chocolate won’t stick if the strawberries aren’t dry!
  2. Roast the almonds in the oven or in a pan over the stove and set aside to cool. When cooled, chop the almonds into small pieces and transfer into a small bowl.
  3. Chop the bars of chocolate into small pieces and transfer to a small, microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between to ensure even melting and to prevent burning.
  4. While the chocolate is melting, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. When the chocolate is melted and smooth, dip each strawberry into the chocolate, using a rotating motion to ensure all sides of the strawberry are covered. Tap off the excess chocolate and if dipping in almonds, sprinkle the almonds over the strawberry and then place on the parchment paper. If drizzling with more chocolate, tap off the excess chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Allow to harden and then transfer some of the melted chocolate into a small ziplock bag. Cut the tip off of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the strawberry.

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